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Revolutionizing 5G Testing: Rohde & Schwarz Unveils Compact Conformance Test Systems at MWC 2024

Small footprint 3GPP 5G conformance test systems perform RF and radio-resource tests

In a groundbreaking move set to transform the landscape of 5G testing, leading technology innovator Rohde & Schwarz has unveiled two cutting-edge additions to its heralded R&S TS8980 family: the R&S TS8980S-4A and the R&S TS8980FTA-3A. These state-of-the-art systems are poised to revolutionize RF and radio resource testing in the era of 5G connectivity.

The R&S TS8980S-4A single-box tester stands out as a cost-efficient marvel tailored specifically for 3GPP in-band test cases. Meanwhile, for those seeking unparalleled versatility in both in-band and out-of-band test scenarios, the R&S TS8980FTA-3A, a single-rack system, emerges as the ultimate solution. Rohde & Schwarz proudly asserts that these systems boast unrivaled capabilities within an impressively compact footprint, setting a new standard in the industry.

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At the heart of this technological breakthrough is the R&S TS8980S-4A, an innovative single-box tester built on an enhanced version of the R&S CMX500. This powerhouse facilitates 3GPP conformance tests for RRM and RF inband within a single, streamlined unit. Notably, the R&S TS8980 holds the prestigious title of being an official 5G conformance test platform endorsed by both the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB). This seal of approval ensures that chipset manufacturers, modem developers, end device creators, and test labs can conduct RF and RRM tests that adhere meticulously to 3GPP specifications, meeting the stringent requirements of network operators and regulatory bodies.

The R&S TS8980S-4A test system empowers users to execute fully automated conformance tests for validated test cases up to 8 GHz, featuring four-carrier aggregation (4 CA). Leveraging an enhanced R&S CMX500 one-box 5G signaling tester, this system supports a spectrum of essential functions, including 3GPP RX/TX in-band conformance tests, demodulation, and RRM test cases. Notably, users have the option to upgrade their R&S CMX500 to the advanced TS8980S-4A, enabling seamless in-house in-band testing alongside outsourced out-of-band testing. The test automation capabilities are anchored in the user-friendly R&S Contest software platform, boasting an intuitive GUI, advanced debugging tools, and a robust report manager for streamlined data analysis and cloud services integration.

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R&S TS8980FTA-3A test rack shown with a test chamber.

Meanwhile, the single-rack TS8980FTA-3A emerges as a game-changer in the realm of conformance testing, touted as the most compact solution available today. This cutting-edge system supports a comprehensive array of in-band and out-of-band test cases, streamlining the device-certification process for RF and RRM across the 5G NR spectrum. Rohde & Schwarz proudly asserts that these capabilities, traditionally necessitating a two-rack system, are now seamlessly integrated into this innovative solution.

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Tech enthusiasts and industry experts alike can witness these groundbreaking conformance test systems firsthand at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its revolutionary technology in hall 5, booth 5A80, offering a glimpse into the future of 5G testing.



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